India’s Air Chief Marshal Shri Arup Raha visited Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar to experience India’s ageless beauty, borderless culture and timeless values.
Shri Arup Raha was welcomed with a garland by Pujya Swayamprakash Swami (Pujya Doctor Swami).
After seeing the Model Room, Shri Raha offered prayers for peace and harmony by offering ‘abhishek’, the ceremonial pouring of sacred water upon the murti of Shri Neelkanth Varni.
He watched the unique Vedic water show ‘Sat-Chit-Anand’, a theatrical presentation about the ancient Upanishadic story of young Nachiketa, depicted with help of modern technology – fountains, fire effects, fountains, lasers and projections.
Sharing his experience at Akshardham, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha wrote, “It was a great pleasure to visit the Akshardham Temple. The laser show on Nachiketa was very educative & I felt deeply influenced by the strength of his character & divine knowledge. Our best wishes to the authorities of the famous temple”.

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